Your Summer BFF is here!

With beautiful summer days rolling in, there’s already hype around the 2019 reopening of everyone’s favourite Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival – and the countdown is well and truly on!

With only a week to go, Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival kicks off on Friday, December 13 and runs until New Year’s Day, with 15 amazing nights to choose from.

With a fully packed season ahead, we’ve rounded up the very best highlights to ensure you make the most out of one of the biggest lifestyle and music festivals in the country.

Catch 40+ Incredible Music Acts Including Tkay Maidza, Robert DeLong and Thundamentals!

Tkay Maidza - Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival
Tkay Maidza – Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival

With over 40 international and Australian acts playing over this Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival season, there’s an array of nights to choose from to sink your teeth into some seriously incredible live performances.

With the likes of Australian festival favourites such as Peking Duk, LDRU, The Jungle Giants and Tkay Maidza, as well as international legends like Example [UK], Girl Talk [USA] and Robert DeLong [USA] making their way over to Perth for the first time in years, you can explore the entire lineup here.

Ride the Zipline and Get The Best View In The House

Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival Zipline

New to the Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival site, the 11-metre high Red Bull Zipline is here to stay all season – and if you’re brave enough to conquer it, you’d be the coolest of your mates!

Simply climb the giant stairs to the ORGANICS by Red Bull Cocktail Bar to be well on your way to waving at your adoring mates as you soar 50 metres across the main outdoor dancefloor.

Try An Incredible Selection of Drinks from Some of the Coolest Bars Going Around

With 11 specially themed bars featured at Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival, there’s plenty of amazing drink options – with everything from artisanal wines and cocktails to craft beers from Pirate Life and 4 Pines on offer.


Visit the K.Booch Tipi for a serve of alcoholic kombucha, as well as The Corner Deli  to get your hands on some retro Aussie-inspired cocktails. Best of all, you can bid goodbye to massive bar lines! 

Dance the Night Away with Girl Talk at the Ultimate Party Show

If you’re ready to cut some shapes, this is your moment.

With a spacious outdoor dancefloor, secret rave cave and live acts/DJs playing across 6 stages, there’s no better place to enjoy the cool summer breeze while showing off your dance moves.

Girl Talk have played shows at some of the biggest festivals across the world (including Coachella!) and it’s one night you won’t want to miss.

Get Some New Ink + Fresh Brews at Pirate Life Tattoo Parlour

Top 10 Things To Do At This Year’s Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival

We recommend visiting the Pirate Life Tattoo Parlour not just for some fresh ink, but also for two fresh brews launching at Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival from Pirate Life Brewing.

With revered tattoo artist Martyn Hester from Elysian Tattoo Studio on site all season, all you have to do is rock up early to make a booking. With bookings bound to fill up, it’s first in, best dressed!

Check Out The Hyde Rooftop with Cocktails and Bottomless Fries

True to form, the Hyde Rooftop & Cocktails will be a direct replica of the newly opened Hyde Perth Kitchen + Cocktails at Perth’s newest Art Series hotel, The Adnate.

Complete with lush greenery, comfy decks, tropical cocktail punch bowls and their famous bottomless fries, you can sit back and relax as you enjoy straight views out to the city skyline.

Discover Stunning and Immersive Pop-up Experiences 

With the beautifully lit Orchard Dome making a return and other brand new, scenic hangouts at Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival, you can take a picture-perfect snap (or a hundred!) to cement your night out.

Gordon’s Pink Gin will be bringing their jaw-dropping PINK ROOM to the festival this year– and with a 5-metre high Bertie Cider Can and the decked-out Canadian Club Hotel, there’s plenty to get excited about!  

Leave Your Wallet at Home for The Catalina Wine Mixer, The All-Inclusive Day Party

Catalina Wine Mixer ICF

Paying tribute to the infamous Stepbrothers movie, The Catalina Wine Mixer by Bar Pop is gearing up to be Perth’s most epic day party on December 20. With an all-inclusive $125 ticket, you get to explore the venue and enjoy 4 hours of free-flowing drinks (wine included, of course) – as well as a selection of mouth-watering food options such as grilled fish tacos and buttermilk fried chicken.

Did we mention there’ll some special surprise guest DJs?

Celebrate Xmas Eve in True Ice Cream Factory Fashion 

Every Christmas Eve party at the Ice Cream Factory always goes down a treat, and this year will be no different!

With much-loved Australian hip hop trio Thundamentals and LA-based DJ Havana Brown in town, there’ll be nothing but merry festivities on December 24 at Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival.

Ring in the New Year at Perth’s Soon to Sell Out NYE Party

Top 10 Things To Do At This Year’s Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival

Having sold out the past five years in a row, Bar Pop NYE Party is back on December 31 to help you ring in the new decade in style!

With pumping tunes, a ton of confetti and champagne galore, it’ll be the hottest place in Perth to celebrate New Years Eve. Plus, did we mention it’s the best place in town to catch those stunning midnight fireworks?

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